The former president of IT services firm Fujitsu' intends to file a suit against the company unless its auditors act to resolve his claim that he was improperly forced to resign, according to the FT.
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In a statement issued on its website last month, Fujitsu said the former president, Kuniaki Nozoe, became involved with a third-party company whose representative director was a long acquaintance.
In the statement, Fujitsu said, "Since this third-party company's corporate group was said to have an unfavourable reputation, the company conducted an investigation and determined that, from the perspective of the Fujitsu Way, which outlines the principles and code of conduct by which our employees act, a relationship with this third-party company was inappropriate... Mr Nozoe continued to have relations with this third-party company."
Fujitsu sacked Nozoe over the incident. He has now retaliated and will sue for damages.